Trail Ambassadors promote goodwill at Shoreline Park

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Karan Gathani volunteers as a Mountain View Trail Ambassador on his daily bike rides to and from work.

For Dawn Maher, serving as a Mountain View Trail Ambassador is the “best of every world,” she said.

After learning about the volunteer program five months ago on the Nextdoor website, the Mountain View resident jumped at the opportunity to help others while enjoying the trails in and around Shoreline Park.

Mom, author shares struggle with son's addiction


D’Anne Burwell was living an idyllic Los Altos life.

Her husband’s successful career enabled her to leave teaching to become a stay-at-home mom. Her son and daughter took high school AP classes, played sports and were accepted into good colleges.

Seniors Scoop: Senior Program events mark 40th anniversary

The city of Los Altos Senior Program has scheduled two events in conjunction with its ongoing 40th anniversary celebration.

• A mini museum exhibition is slated through March 20 in Room 11 at the Senior Center, 97 Hillview Ave. Visitors can check out artifacts discovered since the Senior Center’s opening four decades ago.

Community Briefs

Campbell to address SPARC March 15

Former U.S. Rep. Tom Campbell is scheduled to speak at the South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition meeting 6-8:30 p.m. March 15 at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills.

Campbell will address the sea changes anticipated in the U.S. Supreme Court and the potential impact of upcoming cases.

Morning Forum speaker mixes wine, crime in 'Tangled Vines'


Award-winning author and journalist Frances Dinkelspiel discussed the dark side of the wine industry in her presentation “Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California” Feb. 21 at the Morning Forum of Los Altos.

Dinkelspiel chronicles the true-life tale of the massive fire in 2005 at the Wines Central warehouse in Vallejo, which stored 4.5 million bottles of rare wine worth an estimated $250 million.

At the Library

The following free events are scheduled at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. For more information, call 948-7683 or visit

• 7:30 p.m. March 17: Stephen McCabe is slated to discuss “Dudleya Hendrixii and Other New Succulent Liveforevers.”

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